Positive Psychology

16 Jan

Sometime ago I did a 5-part series on realistic optimism.  This is an excellent example of what is coming to be known as “positive psychology.”  Recently at a meeting where we were discussing leadership, a TED link to Martin Seligman, one of the acknowledged founders of positive psychology, came up.

Seligman, who did the seminal research on optimism, posits, with research support, that there are three types of happiness:

  • The Pleasant Life
  • The Good Life
  • The Meaningful Life

These are intriguing ideas, well worth 20+ minutes of your time.

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